Shelter tames chaos, saves lives with Kitten Council

November 14, 2017

For a while, Million Cat Challenge shelter Humane Society Silicon Valley was a bit of a victim of its own success. “As we got better at saving lives, we saw a pattern I think a lot of shelters face,” said Chief of Shelter Medicine Dr. Cristie Kamiya. “We had recruited lots of foster homes to […]

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A note from the co-founders on the Million Cat rollover

November 9, 2017

If you’re lucky, a few times in a lifetime you might get to be part of a sea change. HSUS Expo 2013 felt like one of those times. The air was electric with new ideas and possibilities for cats – from conference rooms to the exhibit hall, even in conversations while waiting in line for […]

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Have a Happy Halloween, now with more data and kittens!

October 31, 2017

It’s the spookiest time of year, and we’re pulling out all the Million Cat stops to celebrate Halloween. Starting with these thought-provoking from MCC supporting organization Humane Society of the United States: The idea that shelters should suspend black cat adoptions around the holiday is widely considered a myth. Even Snopes.com (a website that investigates […]

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Can your animal organization find help outside animal welfare?

October 24, 2017

It can sometimes seem that all animal welfare organizations are returning to the same sources for funding, program support, and even recognition, over and over. But what would happen if instead they looked to community organizations not usually involved in animal welfare causes? A Kentucky community cat project spanning eight counties did just that, and […]

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What do cats want? Let’s ask them

October 17, 2017

When it comes to understanding cats, the greatest experts aren’t veterinarians, shelter workers, or cat owners. They’re the cats themselves. If only they could talk! While science has yet to invent a cat-human universal translator, the authors of two recently-published journal articles got creative in designing studies that gave cats the opportunity to show us […]

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Webinar: How shelters can get more lost cats home

October 3, 2017

If you want to know what your shelter, your community, and people who have lost their cats can do to get those MIA felines back to their families, we only have one thing to say: Here, kitty, kitty! Please join the Million Cat Challenge for a free webinar with Brigid Wasson of Missing Pet Partnership […]

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